VIDEO: Cobblers defender given chance to lift Barclays Premier League trophy

Northampton Town FC defender Zander Diamond poses with a local youngster and the Barclays Premier League trophy.
Northampton Town FC defender Zander Diamond poses with a local youngster and the Barclays Premier League trophy.

Northampton Town defender Zander Diamond got the chance to lift the Barclays Premier League trophy during an event organised by the Football Foundation.

The 29-year-old Cobblers player spent time with young footballers at the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in Oakley Vale, Corby, which is one of 200 Barclays Spaces for Sports sites across the UK.

Kate Williams, Community Programme Manager at Groundwork Northamptonshire, the organisation who run football engagement sessions at the site said: “The event was fantastic; it was great to see the young people’s faces when the trophy arrived. Each and every one of them loved getting their photograph with it and they all went home telling stories of lifting the trophy. It was a brilliant day.”

Paulette Cohen, Barclays Head of Global Programmes, said: “Barclays was delighted to be able to provide this unique opportunity for everyone involved with Oakley Vale to see the Barclays Premier League Trophy. The trophy tour is a great way for Barclays Spaces for Sports to reward just some of the 53,000 people who use our 200 sites across the country.”